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June 2, 2010
HARRISBURG – HACC-Lebanon Campus student Amanda Frey of Manheim is among six HACC students who will attend Bucknell University this summer with scholarships earned through the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation.
She joined Capri Dubois and Jonathan Fertal from the Harrisburg Campus, Zinkal Bhutwala and Nathaniel Nauman from the Lancaster Campus and Emily Gallagher of the York Campus for a recognition dinner recently at C. Ted Lick Wildwood Conference Center on the Harrisburg Campus.
Frey, who hopes to teach at the middle school level one day, believes the opportunity to participate in the Bucknell program will have a big effect on her life.
“I come from a conservative background. The opportunity to go to a liberal arts school, especially Bucknell University, I think, is going to open doors I never thought possible,” she said. “It is definitely going to be a life-changing experience for me.”
Dory Leahey, HACC dean of retention services, oversees the Cooke Foundation program for HACC.
“It's hard to believe that we have selected our fifth cohort of Bucknell Community College Scholars students,” said Leahey. “In addition to the six students planning on participating in the Bucknell Community College Scholars program this summer, we have five previous scholars who have been accepted to Bucknell this fall, 10 scholars currently attending Bucknell—four of which just graduated this spring—and three previous scholars who graduated from Bucknell during the spring of 2009.”
Students attending Bucknell this fall are recent HACC graduates Sean Fortney of Mechanicsburg, Danielle Renno of Spring Mills, Matthew Hager of Carlisle, Jessica Slagle of Gettysburg and Jay Knaub of Middletown.
The four students who graduated from Bucknell this spring are Nicholas Gehman of Bowmansville, Angie Arthur of Dallastown, John Tilghman of Millerstown and Jason Zawisky of Harrisburg.
The spring 2009 Bucknell graduates were Heather Ingram of Gettysburg, Elena Mihaylova of Hershey and Kevin Schneck of Camp Hill.
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Community College Transfer Initiative is designed to increase access to designated colleges and universities for high-achieving, academically prepared community college students with low to moderate incomes.
Bucknell scholars first attend an all-expenses paid summer orientation, then return to HACC to complete an associate degree. They can apply to transfer to Bucknell to earn a bachelor’s degree.
If accepted, Bucknell provides $42,000 to $52,000 in a financial aid package to each student a year depending on financial needs.
For more information about scholarship opportunities at HACC, contact Heather Reber, scholarship coordinator at 780-1168 in Harrisburg or 800-222-4222, ext. 1168.
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